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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 15, 2014 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A Cream question (non-Dead)

Playing my music on shuffle mode - Sunshine of Your Love suddenly popped out of my speakers and I was struck by how close it sounded to the Jimi Hendrix Experience. I could actually imagine him singing it. So my question to the older historians is did he? Was there some cross-pollination going on in London at that time? Or am I just imagining it? For anyone interested, here is the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDZqmF3zS04

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 15, 2014 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

DH--no doubt you think this because Jimi did play it regularly during 68 & 69 (fr wiki):

"Jimi Hendrix performed an instrumental version of "Sunshine of Your Love" as a setlist staple throughout his 1968 and 1969 concerts, employing wailing guitar riffs in place of the lyrics and ending the song by dramatically slowing the tempo to a grinding halt, as well as including leitmotifs from other Cream songs such as "Outside Woman Blues". Recordings of the song can be found on Experience Vol. 1, The Last Experience Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2010 release Valleys of Neptune and the 2011 release Winterland in their entirety (slightly less than seven minutes) and in a truncated version on BBC Sessions. During a January 1969 appearance on the "Happening for Lulu" television show, Hendrix halted his band near the end of the set and broke into "Sunshine of Your Love", running the show past its scheduled end time. This moment inspired Elvis Costello's rendition of "Radio Radio" on Saturday Night Live in 1977."

They also talk about how Bruce saw Hendrix and may have been inspired to write the song, but between Brown, the poet, and the contributions of Baker to tempo, I think it is a classic CREAM contribution all the way round...

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 15, 2014 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

Well what do you know. Thank you Tell and thank you Wikipedia.

On second listen I agree with your "well-roundedness" point, but I got a feeling Eric lifted licks from Jimi. I've read where Clapton was really blown away by him when he first saw him live.







This post was modified by Diamondhead on 2014-05-16 00:18:52

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Poster: snoori Date: May 16, 2014 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

I think Hendrix liked to tip the hat to musicians who had become friends during his days in London. Another example would be him playing Sgt. Pepper's LHCB at the Isle of Wight festival a couple of days after it was released.

While there was a certain amount of rivalry between Cream members, I don't recall competition between them and the Experience. In fact when Clapton was awarded 'Best guitarist' ( I don't remember which year )he declared that 'It should have gone to Jimi'.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: May 15, 2014 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

Indeed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIH6ZsCnI5I

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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 15, 2014 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jgAdeWK9mU
Note: This would have been better served as two separate video's one for the shorter Hendrix instrumental version
and then a complete different video for the Cream version.
(Actually the version Beep posted of Hendrix doing "Sunshine" is tighter and might make a better comparison with this Cream version.)
-Still cool to see Hendrix video of this song.

This post was modified by c-freedom on 2014-05-16 01:52:07

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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 15, 2014 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

Diamondhead
Any good musician or singer keeps a few tunes under wraps for more intimate settings.
I bet there might be a few sisters out there who got to hear Jimi sing a few tunes he never recorded.
(And I don't even mean in a 'Plaster Caster' type way.)
And what better tune to throw down for a mellow mood than "Sunshine of your Love".
Also think about something like the Great Northern Special tour how much music the Dead and Company played just on the train.
Well, You know there had to be a similar thing going on in London during the 60's. You could see Jimi had no problem quickly learning a tune witness his Dylan covers.
I guess the Monkeys are fortunate he never got up and covered 'I am a believer ' at one of those teeny bopper shows that Jimi opened.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 15, 2014 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

He opened for the Monkeys? Omg.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: May 15, 2014 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

i was at the forest hills show. my first concert. 12 years old. i had no idea who jimi hendrix was. the monkees played for maybe half an hour iirc. girls were running across the field to get to the stage and cops were dragging them off by their hair.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 16, 2014 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

12. first show. Jimi.
that explains aaaaalllottttt

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Poster: c-freedom Date: May 15, 2014 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/31214/1967-jimi-hendrix-opened-monkees

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 16, 2014 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Cream question (non-Dead)

Searched for 'Cream question'~
aaaaaaaaa.....
Will be porN surfing for the rest of the day. thx
Sunshine of your love takes on a new meaning

Happy Friday to most of ya